By Liz Shepherd
WARSAW — A Milford man will serve a four-year sentence locally after dealing drugs to undercover officers.
Ian M. Rodden, 43, 105 S. James St., Milford, was charged with dealing methamphetamine, a level 4 felony. Three additional criminal charges were dismissed as part of a plea agreement.
Rodden was sentenced in Kosciusko Circuit Court on Monday, Aug. 8.
Sometime in October 2021, the NET43 Drug Task Force made two controlled purchases of methamphetamine from Rodden. Officers received a total of 6.1 grams of methamphetamine from the drug deals with Rodden.
During court proceedings, Defense Attorney Travis Neff said Rodden has taken responsibility for his actions. He also noted that Rodden had bee approved for Kosciusko County’s work release and home detention programs.
For dealing methamphetamine, Kosciusko Circuit Court Judge Michael Reed sentenced Rodden to four years in the Indiana Department of Correction. The DoC commitment was suspended as long as Rodden qualifies and remains qualified for the county’s work release or community corrections programs.